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So i was on orders for Rock Island Arsenal, IL and planned on living in Iowa but that has changed. I got an assignment change last week and am now going to Fort Lee, VA. My question is, what is the process to get a CCW in Virginia? I have CCW in Missouri, Tennessee and Georgia and have taken the "basic" class numerous times because one state doesn't take the other state's course. I'm sick to damn death of taking basic CCW courses when I am an advanced shooter. Is Virginia a CCW friendly state? I could Google it but i'd really rather hear the real truth from people who live there as opposed to legal lawyer speak read from the innerwebs.
 

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I'm guessing you are in the military? If I remember correctly I am almost positive that in VA you do not have to go through the class again if you have military ID.
 

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Seems friendly enough to me. I'm active duty so just had to show my latest range qual. No class necessary. CHL in my mailbox about 10 days after I applied. Visit the Sheriff's office in the county you live in to apply. If I recall correctly the fee is $50.
 

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Shooting98 said:
I'm guessing you are in the military? If I remember correctly I am almost positive that in VA you do not have to go through the class again if you have military ID.
This is a true statement. VA accepts your military ID. You will not need to take any class. Civilians are required to take the class. You can print the application from the website and have it pre-filled out. Take $50 to the courthouse, get finger printed and your done. Takes 2-3 weeks to receive.
 

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This is a true statement. VA accepts your military ID. You will not need to take any class. Civilians are required to take the class. You can print the application from the website and have it pre-filled out. Take $50 to the courthouse, get finger printed and your done. Takes 2-3 weeks to receive.
awesome. What about my wife? If she's taken the course here in Missouri, will she have to take a virginia course?
 

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That I'm not sure about. I haven't really paid detailed attention to civ requirements. I'd call the VA courthouse and ask them. On the other hand, you probably already know there is online training that is accepted...so what would the difference be from someone doing that and your wife having taken a course out of state. Given my logic trail (which may be flawed), I'd say there is a good chance that it would be accepted as long as she produced proof...but it doesn't take much effort to double check with a phone call.

One other thing..bring your actual PCS orders (not an RFO) assigning you to LEE. That's your proof for resident license.
 

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One other thing..bring your actual PCS orders (not an RFO) assigning you to LEE. That's your proof for resident license.
Of course. The RFO is worthless for everything except obtaining PCS orders.
 
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